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Learning about compassion during midwifery education: exploring student midwives' perspectives

A mixed-methods design was used for this study (Tashakkori and Teddlie, 2003). Mixing positivism and intepretivism by adopting a quantitative approach allowed for scope and scale, while the...

Teaching Compassionate Mind Training to help midwives cope with traumatic clinical incidents

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) aim to help people cultivate compassion for self and others. CFT was created to help people respond to self-criticism and shame...

Educating student midwives about compassion: A critical reflection

The ‘Compassionate and Professional Midwife’ module was implemented in September 2015 at Nottingham University as part of the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process The innovative...

Exploring parents' experiences of care in an Irish hospital following second-trimester miscarriage

Second-trimester miscarriage is defined as pregnancy loss after 12 weeks' and before 24 weeks' gestation (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, (RCOG), 2010) An Irish study found the rate...

Heightening levels of compassion towards self and others through use of compassionate mind training

Sustaining compassion across long periods of time is an essential part of a midwife's role, with stress experienced from continual exposure to traumatic events potentially resulting in emotional...

Creating and maintaining compassionate relationships with bereaved parents after perinatal death

It is well recognised in the literature that the quality of the relationship between the midwife and the woman is central to the quality of care provided during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal...

Teaching about obesity: Caring, compassion, communication and courage in midwifery education

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are tasked with equipping newly qualified midwives with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to care for pregnant women This includes being able to...

Embedding the 6 Cs: Problem-based learning the Bradford way

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational strategy that has been used in medical and other health-care education since its development at McMaster University in the 1970s (Barrows, 1996) PBL...

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